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One of the most prominent cultural attractions in Bloomington is the Bloomington Center for the Arts. Bloomington Center for the Arts occupies the north end of the Bloomington Civic Plaza. The center is a focal point for the performing and visual arts for thousands of people in Bloomington and the surrounding communities.
The facility is utilized by nine resident art organizations, the City and the community for arts activities, City functions and private rentals. Whether you want to take in a vocal performance, listen to a world-class orchestra or an exceptional theatrical performance, you will find it all at the Bloomington Theater and Art Center. View their events calendar at http://www.btacmn.org/ and buy tickets by calling (952) 563-8575.
The Old Town Hall History Musuem is a fun throwback to the "old days" in Bloomington. Built in 1892, the Old Town Hall served as town headquarters and a meeting place for the Town Board. Currently the Bloomington Historical Society houses artifacts from the early pioneer through the agricultural period. Check out when you can visit and what's going on here http://www.bloomingtonhistoricalsocie...
The Works Museum, loacted in downtown Bloomington, is the place where kids explore how things work and you can bring your curious kids in for a fun, mind-expanding visit. Curious kids can touch, try and explore on the exhibit floor, and take on engineering design challenges in the Design Lab. Exhibits and challenges engage kids in science, technology and engineering and make learning memorable and fun. This is a must see during your visit to Bloomington! http://www.theworks.org/
If you are willing to venture a little further out, Minneapolis and St. Paul have many museums. One of the more notable is the Minnesota Museum of American Art, which features regional artists since the mid-19th century.Going into the Twin Cities provides even more opportunities for enjoying the performing arts. Minneapolis is home to the lion’s share of the venues, with the Minnesota Opera, the Minnesota Orchestra, Orpheum Theatre, Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company. However, St. Paul also has a chamber orchestra, the Fitzgerald Theatre and the Ordway Music Theatre.